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CM pays surprise visit to school

We are committed to provide quality education in govt-run schools, says Anandiben.

By: Express News Service | Gandhinagar | Published: August 24, 2014 2:06:05 am
patel-L Chief Minister Anandiben Patel interacts with students at a government school in Gandhinagar on Saturday. (Source: EXpress photo by javed raja)

Chief Minister Anandiben Patel made a surprise visit to a government-run school in Gandhinagar on Saturday to take stock of the various aspects, especially information technology (IT) facilities and cleanliness.

While interacting with the students of Shri Sardar Patel Vidya Mandir in sector-7, she emphasised on the importance of studying information technology. The Chief Minister also spoke to teachers and students about the importance of cleanliness at school.

Patel encouraged students for regularly attending the school. She asked teachers of this secondary and high secondary school to ensure that students regularly come to the classes.

Speaking to media persons at the end of her visit, she said, “The government is committed to provide quality education in government-run schools. The focus will be mainly on smart classes.”

“Results of the standard 9th and 10th will not be up to the mark until there is improvement in primary education. Last year results of class twelfth (of the school) were just 28 per cent. Results should improve,” Patel said.

“Therefore I have asked the DEOs (district education officers) and DPOs (district primary education officers) to meet me with the details of students and teachers in each and every class in Gandhinagar district. We will see where is a shortage of teachers and where there are surplus teachers. We will deploy them accordingly,” Patel added.

(With PTI input)

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